Overdrive Extra

The price of failing to ‘respect’ vehicular power

Reports about the Porsche that Paul Walker was riding in during his fatal weekend accident indicate it is a powerful, "dangerous" car that needs better traction control.

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Reg rage

Peeling air-bag warning label = recall of almost 19,000 cars. "Who is the real winner in this whole sorry story? I don’t think it’s the average American."

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Where’s the ‘public outcry’ for better roads and bridges?

One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.

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An old cabover in the country

A friend of mine – a fellow trucking journalist I’m sure some of you know – has been looking for an old cabover tractor to restore for some time now. Not long ago, he reminded us of his never-ending search on Facebook. And I made a note to myself to keep an eye out  A couple of weeks ago, I took a day off and drove out of town to the state rifle range to sight ...

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These are the most annoying drivers and driving habits

Who are the most annoying drivers? For you, it’s a simple answer: four-wheelers, at least the bad ones. The same question was put to four-wheelers, and their responses were based on relationships. The top three, in order: my spouse, a friend, my mother. If you’re wondering about that leading “spouse” response, women were slightly more likely to choose “my husband” than men were to choose their wives. The survey was done by Insure.com, which  provides information on auto ...

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Perfecting the pairing: Designing the truck-trailer combo

The second-generation trailer in Kevin Rutherford's Signature Series combo unit will couple to a single-drive-axle tractor and balance weight with payload possibilities, electrical efficiency and more.

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Four ways to erode your profit

Owner-operators need to be alert to these four “profit-killers” so they can avoid being underpaid or incurring unnecessary costs.

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Pushing the limit on trailer fuel economy

Building my Signature Series trailer -- a custom van by RSI and participating suppliers spec'd for maximum fuel savings.

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Death in Arizona: Ultimate toll of distracted driving

Sad and somewhat horrifying news from Arizona this week reinforces the toll distracted driving can take on life and limb — and trucking's image.

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Piss’d Off Pete grabs 12 minutes of celebrity and roars on

Since starring in Overdrive's most popular video, Piss'd Off Pete, a converted Peterbilt 351, has been featured on Jay Leno's Garage website and video series.

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